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Our Patrons

Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie is, of course, the daughter of Elvis & Priscilla Presley. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee. A mother of 4 children herself, she has now decided to become a proactive patron of the Dream Factory and we are very honoured as we are her sole charity in this country.

Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone, charismatic, international actor, his career began in the mid ’70’s and has involved roles for both TV and movies, including Hollywood blockbusters such as Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Departed, a reboot of The Magic Roundabout…

Gillian Taylforth

Gillian Taylforth became a patron of the Dream Factory at the beginning of 2017. She is best known for her role as Kathy Beale on the BBC soap opera EastEnders, and has also appeared as Jackie Pascoe-Webb on ITV’s Footballers’ Wives, and more recently…

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp is a former English footballer who is currently manager of Football League Championship club Queens Park Rangers. He has had a long career in football management starting in 1983 with Bournemouth. He previously managed..

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Vicki Michelle MBE

Vicki is very proud to have been awarded the MBE for her services to Charities.   Vicki is perhaps still best known through her role of ‘Yvette’ in the BBC hit TV series “allo allo”.  She has enjoyed an extensive acting career in TV dramas and musicals and has starred…

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Right Honourable Iain Duncan Smith

The Right Honourable Iain Duncan Smith is MP for Chingford and Woodford Green and former leader of the Conservative Party. Iain was in the Scots Guards for 6 years and is now Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & he heads the Centre for Social Justice. 

Patsy Palmer

Patsy is no longer in Eastenders and is currently living in the USA.  She was starring as Bianca in Eastenders.   She has appeared in McCready & Daughter, Trapped, Strictly Come Dancing and several West End shows.   

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Sid Owen

Sid Owen started in Eastenders in the role of Ricky Butcher during 1988.  But before that he had appeared alongside Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland in the film Revolution….

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Michael McKell

Michael McKell is an actor best known for playing DS Nick Henshall in Emmerdale, DS/DI Trevor Hands in the ITV drama M.I.T. and Dr. Nick West in the BBC drama Doctors. Michael has appeared…

Lois Winstone

Her first major acting role was in Gary Oldman’s 1997 drama, Nil by Mouth, alongside her father Ray.  Lois would again appear with her father in 2001’s Last Orders and again in 2004 in Everything. 

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Jaime Winstone

Jaime, younger sister of Lois, is also an established actress.  She has appeared alongside her father in the TV series Vincent.  Her other film and TV credits include…

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Dr Rory McCrae

Rory is chairman of Chilvers McCrea and a General Practitioner. Rory is the Medical Advisor to The Dream Factory.

Ruth Clark JP & Local Councillor

Ruth was a former Councillor for the London Borough of Redbridge, she was also Deputy Mayor and is a Justice of the Peace. 

Raj Sharma

Raj Sharma

Raj Sharma lives in London and is a self-made multimillionaire and entrepreneur. He was featured on ITV 1’s Young Posh & Loaded, then subsequently GMTV, MTVs TRL.

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Doreen Golding BEM

The Pearly Queen of Old Kent Road, Doreen has dedicated many years to raising money for charities.  Doreen also works with the Variety Club of Great Britain…

Colin McMillan BEM

Colin, who was known as “Sweet C” as a professional boxer, became a two-time British Featherweight Champion – winning a Lonsdale belt in record time…

Lisa Nash

Lisa Nash

Lisa Nash’s career started by presenting ITV’s Friday night Clubavision, having gone on to presenting everything from DJ Factory, Britain’s Next Top Model Live, Fashion TV, Knuckle up on Sky Sports to starring in films…

Simon Khan

Simon Khan

The Dream Factory is very proud to announce our new patron is Epping’s own PGA golf pro Simon Khan. Simon spends a lot of the year on the golf circuit abroad. He has the Dream Factory logo on his  golf bag and has just donated £10 from every…

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Bishop Of Chelmsford

We are delighted to announce that The Bishop of Chelmsford, Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, has agreed to become a patron of The Dream Factory. He has worked in parishes in London and Chichester, as Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral…

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Terry Alderton

Terry is a comedian and actor in both film & TV, who has been supporting The Dream Factory for several years now by chairing our auctions at various events and helping us to raise even more money for…

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David Bentley

David is an English retired England footballer who played in the Premier League for Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur.  He usually played as a winger, but also played in central midfield or as a second striker. David Bentley started his career with Arsenal, and….

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Christine Ohuruogu, MBE

Christine Ohuruogu, MBE, is a British athlete who specialised in the 400 metres; the event for which she is a former Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion. Christine’s personal best time of 49.41 seconds is the current British Record and was set while winning the World Championships in…

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Anne Wafula Strike MBE

Born in Mihu, Kenya, Anne was a fit and healthy child before polio struck when she was two years old. After completing A-levels and graduating from Moi University with a Bachelor of Education degree, Anne taught at…

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